June 23 2013 09:43AM
Warning: not a hockey related post
A close friend of mine happened to be one of the few souls in the downtown core Friday morning when the high waters began to crest the banks and flood the city. He was able to catch some firsthand shots of the devastation before fleeing which he has agreed I can share here.
June 21 2013 11:53AM
Terrible times today for our neighbours down the QEII highway as 100,000 people in 26 communities have been evacuated from their homes due to flooding by recent heavy rains.
June 21 2013 11:13AM
Cam Charron pointed out an interesting article by Sabrematrician Phil Birnbaum yesterday entitled Eliminating Stupidity is easier than creating brilliance; a statement I think is pertinent to the state of hockey analysis in general and to the Flames moving forward in particular.
June 21 2013 06:53AM
Ranked 47thamong North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, defenseman Steven Santini seems to check off a lot of the boxes that one would expect the Calgary Flames look for in a prospect: he's American. He's decently big. He's heading to the NCAA. He's a defenseman. Depending on how other teams rank him, he may be available in the late first round or, perhaps, when Calgary picks in the third round.
June 20 2013 01:51PM
1. Busy busy busy
At this point in the year, it seems logical that most teams would try to keep things pretty quiet, not too intent to tip their hands with relation to trades, front-office shakeups, or really anything else. There's the odd exception, of course: New York signing Alain Vigneault as coach, Colorado talking to anyone and everyone about exactly what they're going to do with the No. 1 overall pick, a few big contracts for Russian players out of Los Angeles and Detroit.